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ABSU meets Himanta Biswa Sarma to discuss education related clauses

The All Bodo Students Union (ABSU) in connection with the Bodo medium educational issues in relation

Himanta Biswa Sarma

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  31 Aug 2020 3:15 AM GMT


KOKRAJHAR: The All Bodo Students Union (ABSU) in connection with the Bodo medium educational issues in relation to the BTR accord had met Education Minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma and discussed in details and processed for the solution of the issues taking the officers present at the discussion. The ABSU delegation was led by its president Dipen Boro.

The general secretary of the ABSU Lawrence Islary said they discussed on the educational related issues as per clause 6 of the BTR Accord. He said as per the clause 6.4 of BTR accord, the Government of Assam will establish a separate Directorate for Bodo medium schools in the State. In the above matter the minister has informed that the same will be introduced in the ensuing assembly session with the budget allocation to implement as per the clause of the BTR Accord, he said adding that as per clause 6.3, the Government of Assam will initiate measures to provincialize schools colleges established in BTC, and Bodo Medium Schools outside BTC, as per special need and requirement. The State Government will also take measures to appoint lecturers in Bodo departments in colleges outside BTC as a special consideration, he said.

Islary said for provincialization of the Bodo medium institutions from LP to PG looking into the pros and cons considering the special need and requirements, the Government of Assam under the Education department has assured to implement the clause. He said as per clause 6.2, the Government of Assam will notify Bodo Language in Devanagri script as an associate official language in the State.

In this regard he assured to write to the concern departments to solve the long pending Associate Official Bodo Language implementation in the State of Assam, he said adding that for the inclusion of Bodo language paper in the Assam Judicial Service Examination in Assam, he assured to pursue the matter through the Chief Justice of Gauhati High Court and implement the same for the benefit of the Bodo medium background students. Moreover, the matters regarding the recent declaration of the addition of the Science Streams in the incumbent Degree colleges of BTC districts will be implemented after the Model Code of Conduct for BTC Election will come to an end, he qouted Sarma as saying.

The matters to the CTET candidates left out in recent appointments and age related matters will be resolved after office consultation in the concern departments, he said adding that the issue relating to Law Colleges of Assam he assured to take the matter departmentally and take steps to resolve the matter as much as possible. Further, he had expressed his willingness to resolve all the Bodo medium educational related matters in the state of Assam, he said. He also saud ABSU was hopeful that all the provisions in the BTR accord will get due attention and implemented by the Government of Assam whatever comes under the domain of state.

The delegation of team of ABSU led by Dipen Boro, president was also took part by Jayanta Basumatary, Vice-President; Lawrence Islary, General Secretary; Kungkhra Swargiary, Adviser, Romeo P Narzary, Ex-VP ABSU and Kwrwmdao Wary, Assistant General Secretary.

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